Port Fairy

Take a dip in the bay or hang five on the local breaks, build castles of sand and explore the rock pools spying on urchins and crabs.

Tap your toes and sway to the rhythm of jigs and reels, ballads and gin joint jazz tunes at the ‘folkie’ or choose nature’s soundtrack of birdcalls and crashing waves.

Rich dark volcanic soils give life to hearty produce, and the waters, fresh and salty, offer fish and crustaceans which are carefully crafted by local chefs to delight the taste buds.

Step back in time

Port Fairy is the Great Ocean Road’s beautiful bluestone town that has been frozen in time. With more than 50 buildings classified by the National Trust and many fine examples of 1800s architecture Port Fairy is the perfect holiday spot for history buffs. Follow one of the historic walking trails and discover charming, fully restored white-washed cottages built by whalers and seamen beside Georgian-style merchants’ homes and grand public buildings. Learn about the local maritime history on the Port Fairy Maritime and Shipwreck Heritage Walk.


Music, Music Everywhere

Each year, thousands make the trip to the wonderful Port Fairy Folk Festival, one of Australia’s largest music festivals held annually in March.

The entire town embraces and celebrates the arts – so put this one on your list and make sure that you are there to feel the joy that such an iconic event brings!


Great Food, Great Wine

When people ask ‘how was your holiday to Port Fairy’, the first thing you will say is ‘the food was amazing!’.  It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fine food and wine on offer at one of the many great pubs, cafes or restaurants.

For a sample of the best of the region’s produce why not pop in to the renowned Merrijig Kitchen Inn, Time and Tide High Tea by the High Sea, or Limestone Gallery and Cafe.

You know the town has found its way right to your heart via the stomach and you will be back. Port Fairy is just one of those places.

Don't Forget Your Clubs!

If you’re planning a visit, pack the clubs and play a round (or two) at the Port Fairy Golf Course.

The golf course overlooks the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road – and ranked 34th in Australia’s top 100 golf courses.

Clubhouse facilities including bar and catering are available along with a stocked Pro Shop.



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Old Market Inn

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Dunmore House

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

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Merrijig Inn

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All Things To Do

Places To Eat & Drink

Bank St & Co

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Le Crepe Man

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The Wharf at Port Fairy

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The Red Hen Port Fairy

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.